A classic summer sipper, this simple recipe highlights the clean drinkability of the Kolsch style. Fermenting this ale at 60 Deg F or below creates a crisp and refreshing but flavorful beer reminiscent of a lager. More hop flavor and aroma than its traditional German counterpart will leave you with an empty glass wondering . . . Where's The Day?

 

Boil Time: 75 Min

Original Gravity: 1.046

Final Gravity: 1.009

Alc/Vol: 4.8%

SRM: 5

IBU: 20

Grist

Grain Bill (lbs) 10 Gal Batch

Grain Bill (lbs) 20 Gal Batch

16 lbs Pilsner (German or Cologne)    32 lbs Pilsner (German or Cologne)
.66 lbs Acidulated Malt 1.32 lbs Acidulated Malt

 

Hop Schedule

Hop Variety AA% Amount 10 Gal Amount 20 Gal Boil Time
Mt Hood or Santiam 6.5% 1.5oz   3oz  60 Min
Mt Hood or Santiam 6.5% .5oz    1oz    5 Min

Yeast Suggestions

Wyeast Strain

Fermentation Temp

Alternate Strain

Fermentation Temp

2565 Kolsch 60 Deg F  1010 Am. Wheat  60 Deg F

Mash Schedule and Notes

Saccharification Temp

Mash Out Temp

150 Deg F 172 Deg F